Police presence near Jaffray, BC

Elk Valley, Public Alert

2024-05-09 12:48 PDT

On the morning of May 8, 2024, frontline officers were dispatched to a rural property near Baynes Lake, near the community of Jaffray, BC, for a report of a disturbance involving a weapon.

No one has been reported injured, says Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson. However, a police presence will be seen in near the community of Jaffray, BC, as officers search for the suspect involved.

At this time, the incident appears to be targeted, explains Cpl. Grandy. Police continue to monitor this event and its associated risk to public safety. The suspect does not appear to be an active threat, but does remain at large. Officers are working diligently to locate and apprehend the suspect.

The suspect vehicle is described as an older model dark grey Ford F-150, with a headache rack, camouflage along the sides, and heavy damage to the windshield and front-end.

Police are asking the public to call 911 should they observe the suspect vehicle, and to not engage with the driver, explains Cpl. Grandy.

The investigation is still early and ongoing.

Update:

As of May 9th, 2024, the suspect has not yet been located. RCMP are asking the public that should they see the suspect vehicle to call 911.

Police are releasing a photograph of the suspect’s vehicle, along with the licence plate: British Columbia SM9740.

Photograph taken of suspects Ford F-150 truck, grey in colour, with damage and front licence plate of SM9740

Photograph: Photograph taken of suspects Ford F-150 truck, grey in colour, with damage and front licence plate of SM9740.

There continues to be no active threat to the public, but given the suspect is still at large, we’re asking the public to call 911 should they see the vehicle in question, says Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson. RCMP resources are in place, continuing to actively search for the suspect.

Released by

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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